Monthly Archives: November 2019

Student Career Fair Returns To MWFPA Convention

The Student Career Fair returns to MWFPA’s 115th Annual Convention and Trade Show.  it will be held December 4th from 10:30 am to Noon during the annual convention at the Kalahari Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells. At last year’s convention, students interested in learning about employment opportunities at our member companies were invited to meet […]

USDA Economist Warren Preston To Keynote MWFPA Convention

Dr. Warren Preston, Deputy Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be the Wednesday, December 4 luncheon keynote speaker at this year’s MWFPA convention. #mwfap19 Dr. Preston advises top policy officials on the economic implications of policies, programs, and legislative proposals affecting the U.S. food and fiber system and rural areas. He […]

MWFPA Processor Member Lakeside Foods Featured In The News

Congratulations to MWFPA Processor Member Lakeside Foods which was featured in an article in the Green Bay Press-Gazette recently. As you are aware, Lakeside Foods is a family owned business with food processor facilities in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Ohio and a long standing member of the Association. Lakeside produces a diverse line of products, which […]

AG Labor-Immigration Bill Set For Mark Up

The Farm Workforce Modernization Act, is expected to be marked up in congressional committee on Wednesday.  The lead authors are subcommittee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.). It currently has 46 cosponsors (22 Republicans) and has the support of House Agricultural Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn. The legislation generally allows undocumented workers […]

Just A Reminder To MWFPA Convention Exhibitors

MWFPA Convention Exhibitors: Just a couple of reminders … • If you haven’t already done so, book your room now in order to get the discounted rate. • Place your order now with Valley Expo for electrical, supplies and other services. • Please verify your booth location by referring to the Floor Plan and Exhibitor […]

FDA Continues FSMA Enforcement Discretion For Certain Co-Manufacturers

The FDA will be continuing its enforcement discretion policy for compliance with certain FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) supply-chain program requirements applicable to receiving facilities that are co-manufacturers. Three of the rules created to implement FSMA – Preventive Controls for Human Foods, Preventive Controls for Animal Food, and the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs – […]

MN Ag Department To Hold Hemp Listening Sessions

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will be holding three listening sessions around the state to gather input on Minnesota’s Industrial Hemp Program. Currently, the MDA is drafting a state plan to submit to USDA to manage hemp regulations in Minnesota. The department is also beginning expedited rulemaking that will outline specifics of the state’s […]

MWFPA Processor Member Lodi Canning Featured In The News

Recently, MWFPA Processor Member Lodi Canning was featured in an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As you are aware, Lodi Canning is a family-owned business and a long standing member of the Association. The company bills itself as the only single-plant privately owned cannery in Wisconsin and its niche is canned cream-style corn. Company […]

MWFPA Convention Offers Premier Industry Speakers, Topics

Whether you are a production manager, in the purchasing department, part of HR, an engineer, or the CEO, MWFPA’s 115th Annual Convention has educational programming for you! This year’s convention includes informative breakout sessions with expert speakers with real world experience covering numerous topics from groundwater discharge, Blockchain, and pest control, to cyber security and […]